Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Not a devotional or inspirational book, this wide-ranging and wise exploration of love in Christian life will give readers greater depth and understanding of one of Jesus most challenging teachings. Sondra Wheeler draws on a wealth of historic and contemporary sources to pose provocative questions, drawing readers into new insights and considerations of what love means as a central part of Christian faith. She addresses the nature of the distortions and corruptions of love, and provides needed resources for living daily life from romances and marriages to friendships and relationships with coworkers to love as applied to strangers and enemies.
Sondra Wheeler (Rockville, MD) is Martha Ashby Carr Professor of Christian Ethics, Wesley Theological Seminary, and a respected expert and speaker.